September 13, 2015 4:00 pm Lecture Series

“Letters from Erastus:  Field Notes on Grace”,

   with Anne D. Emerson

Author Anne Emerson explores twenty-two letters written by her great-great-grandfather, Erastus Hopkins, to his daughters in the 1850’s and 1860’s.  Buried for 150 years in the archives of the Massachusetts Historical Society, the letters became the driving force in the author’s quest to figure out who this forgotten man was.  Along the way, they become a bridge for the author’s understanding of her own life story and her old New England family.

Note:  Erastus’ sister, Sarah, married UVM President John Wheeler.

 

 

HARVEST FESTIVAL COMING Fall 2015

A celebration of Vermont’s apple harvest with cider, food and games.

 

October 17, 2015         LIGHTS OUT VERMONT:

A CELEBRATION OF FAMILY AND A TRIBUTE TO NATURE

The Ethan Allen Homestead Museum encourages a State-wide night of good, old-time family entertainment. Turn off the lights, the television, video games, and your computers and return to time before electricity. Gather in candlelight and play cards, dominoes, checkers, board games, charades, share stories, and check out the night stars. In the process, we will save thousands of dollars in electricity. An evening when Vermonter’s celebrate family, reduce our use of fossil fuels, and give thanks to the beauty of our natural environment. Pledge to be a Lights Out Vermont Family and receive your official Lights Out Vermont Family sticker to post on your door, window, or car.

Saturday 11:00 am to 2:00pm Come to the Ethan Allen Homestead Museum to discover and play numerous non-electrical games and learn the constellations of the night sky. The night’s celebration begins today.

 

November 15, 2015 2:00 pm Lecture Series

Topic and Speaker TBA

 

December 20, 2015 WINTER’S EVE

A Solstice Celebration with music, dance, and mulled comforts

 

January 17, 2016 2:00 pm Lecture Series

Topic and Speaker TBA

 

February 21, 2016 2:00 pm Lecture Series

Topic and Speaker TBA

 

March 20, 2016 2:00 pm Lecture Series

Topic and Speaker TBA

 

April 17, 2016 2:00 Lecture Series

Topic and Speaker TBA

 

May 1, 2016 MAY DAY FESTIVAL

A traditional Holiday Celebrating Spring with Music, Dancing, and Cake.

Come Dance Around the May Pole!

 

May 8, 2016 FANNY'S MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH

Bring Mom to a Mother’s Day Brunch in the Homestead’s Historic Tavern

 

May 15, 2016 4:00 pm Lecture Series

Topic and Speaker TBA

 

June 18-19, 2016 FRONTIER ADVENTURES IN A COLONIAL ENCAMPMENT

Children’s Games and Activities focus on the Colonial Frontier from navigating through an environmental scavenger hunt to running a wilderness obstacle course. The Entire Family Experiences Life on the Colonial Frontier with craft demonstrations including black smith’s, weavers, spinners, shoe makers, fire making, doctors, and cooking. Seith Warner’s Colonial Green Mountain Boy’s Militia will also be present camped for the weekend and providing long rifle demonstrations at 11:00, 1:00, and 2:00 pm.

 

June 19, 2016 4:00 pm Lecture Series

Topic and Speaker TBA

 

July 16, 2016 I SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM

A celebration of Ice Cream. Taste Vermont’s finest and learn how to make your own.

 

July 17, 4:00 pm Lecture Series

Topic and Speaker TBA

 

August 6, 2016 THE BLACK SNAKE AFFAIR

Vermont’s Lake Smuggling Pirates gather and embrace their brethren in Games and Activities. The darker side of the affair is presented in a pair of lectures.

 

August 21, 4:00 pm 2016 Lecture Series

Topic and Speaker TBA

 

September 17, 2016 A MAIZING CELEBRATION

The amazing value of CORN is celebrated with Good Eats, Games and Activities.

 

September 18, 2016 4:00 pm Lecture Series

Topic and Speaker TBA

 

October 15, 2016 THE ABC HARVEST FESTIVAL

Apples, Beer, and Cider are the ABC’s of this celebration!

 

October 16, 2016 4:00 pm Lecture Series

Topic and Speaker TBA

 

November 20, 2016 2:00 pm Lecture Series

Topic and Speaker TBA

 

December 18, 2016 WINTER’S EVE

A Solstice Celebration with music, dance, and mulled comforts